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Xenophobia

I saw this bumper sticker on a car in the parking lot at Best Buy. It is just so perfect – it says it all. I want to say, “Hah! Take that, you English-only Xenophobes!”

I love telling people (like half my family) why English is not the “official” language of the United States when they start complaining about immigrants. If our Founding Fathers had chosen a national language, they would’ve had to pick German. Did you know our first ESL schools were German-English back in the 1700s?

(I also remind them their grandfather was not born here, and his parents never spoke much English – my dad said as a kid he couldn’t really talk to them because they mostly spoke Czech. So, you have no room to complain!)

I find it so hypocritical that people who came to this country in search of religious freedom persecuted the Native Americans then and immigrants now.

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Hold a grudge much?

I knew Al Gore was very upset about losing the 2000 election. It put him into a depression, and who could forget that scary beard. But I didn’t know this:

This Day In History 12/13 2003: Al Gore concedes presidential election. Go 2 www.HISTORY.com

Three years to concede? Wow. But, it shoulda been you, Al. I often wonder how different the world would be today if we hadn’t had eight years of Dubya.

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Political Spectrum Quiz

Is anybody really surprised?? 😉 This reminds me of the political beliefs quiz Mr. Kennedy had us take in 9th grade Social Studies.

My Political Views
I am a left social moderate
Left: 6.51, Authoritarian: 0.47

Political Spectrum Quiz

My Foreign Policy Views
Score: -4.5

Political Spectrum Quiz

My Culture War Stance
Score: -5.57

Political Spectrum Quiz

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more on Palin

Here are some articles from around the web on why Sarah Palin quit. Does it matter? Good riddance!

Why Sarah Palin Quit: The Five Best Explanations from Time magazine

Palin makes 1st public appearance in days from the AP

It Came from Wasilla in the August 2009 issue of Vanity Fair

TIME’s Interview with Exiting Alaska Governor Sarah Palin from Time magazine

See ya! Wouldn’t wanna be ya.

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“IQUITAROD”

I love it!

Leave it to Keith Olbermann to come up with something so clever.

Her rambling speech just proves what an idiot she is, i.e., giving up is the loser’s way out, but she’s quitting. Sounds like my principal who had to retire so she wouldn’t get fired for faking evaluations and forging teacher signatures.

Though what I don’t get is why are people still talking about this like it’s new? Didn’t this happen last week? Or is this part of my “I can’t keep the days straight on summer vacation” time problem?

Has anyone else noticed Sarah Palin is a little bit cross-eyed?

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An Independence Day message from your President

Happy 4th of July!

A Day to Celebrate and Aspire

Friend —

This weekend, our family will join millions of others in celebrating America. We will enjoy the glow of fireworks, the taste of barbeque, and the company of good friends. As we all celebrate this weekend, let’s also remember the remarkable story that led to this day.

Two hundred and thirty-three years ago, our nation was born when a courageous group of patriots pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to the proposition that all of us were created equal.

Our country began as a unique experiment in liberty — a bold, evolving quest to achieve a more perfect union. And in every generation, another courageous group of patriots has taken us one step closer to fully realizing the dream our founders enshrined on that great day.

Today, all Americans have a hard-fought birthright to a freedom which enables each of us, no matter our views or background, to help set our nation’s course. America’s greatness has always depended on her citizens embracing that freedom — and fulfilling the duty that comes with it.

As free people, we must each take the challenges and opportunities that face this nation as our own. As long as some Americans still must struggle, none of us can be fully content. And as America comes ever closer to achieving the perfect Union our founders dreamed, that triumph — that pride — belongs to all of us.

So today is a day to reflect on our independence, and the sacrifice of our troops standing in harm’s way to preserve and protect it. It is a day to celebrate all that America is. And today is a time to aspire toward all we can still become.

With very best wishes,
President Barack Obama
July 4th, 2009

P.S. — Our nation’s birthday is also an ideal time to consider serving in your local community. You can find many great ideas for service opportunities near you at http://www.serve.gov.

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Chinese Drywall

I heard this a while ago, but now there’s a Class Action law firm running adds for defective drywall made in China. “Symptoms” include:


  • Rotten egg stench

  • Corroded wiring

  • Blackened metal surfaces

If I remember correctly, it’s something about lead being in the drywall. Didn’t we just have this problem with lead paint on kids’ toys?

They steal our movies and music to make pirated DVDs and CDs. They throw “dissidents” in prison for daring to voice their opinions. They lie about the ages of their athletes to win medals in the Olympics.

Explain to me again why China still has Most Favored Nation trade status?

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Palin Rap on SNL


I know the election is over, but no matter how many times I watch this, I almost pee myself from laughing so hard, especially when they shoot the moose.

Amy Poehler steps in for Sarah Palin on SNL Weekend Update

It’s great stress relief! Guaranteed to make you crack up every time you see it!

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A Bit of Election Humour: A Letter to the Red States


Thanks to Jennifer for this great letter!

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Dear Red States,

If you manage to steal this election, too, we’ve decided we’re leaving. We intend to form our own country, and we’re taking the other Blue States with us. In case you aren’t aware, that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and all of the Northeast. Maybe Florida. We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation, and especially to the people of the new country of New California.

To sum up briefly: You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states. We get stem cell research and the best beaches. We get the Statue of Liberty. You get Dollywood.

We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom.

We get Harvard. You get Ole’ Miss.

We get 85% of America’s venture capital and entrepreneurs. You get Alabama.

We get two-thirds of the tax revenue, you get to make the red states pay their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22% lower than the Christian Coalition’s, we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single moms.

Please be aware that California will be pro-choice and anti-war, and we’re going to want all our citizens back from Iraq at once. If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals. They have kids they’re apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose, and they don’t care if you don’t show pictures of their children’s caskets coming home. We do wish you success in Iraq , and hope that the WMDs turn up, but we’re not willing to spend our resources in Bush’s Quagmire.

With the Blue States in hand, we will have firm control of 80% of the country’s fresh water, more than 90% of the pineapple and lettuce, 92% of the nation’s fresh fruit, 95% of America’s quality wines, 90% of all cheese, 90% of the high tech industry, 95% of the corn and soybeans (thanks Iowa!), most of the U.S. low-sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools plus Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

With the Red States, on the other hand, you will have to cope with 88% of all obese Americans (and their projected health care costs), 92% of all U.S. mosquitoes, nearly 100% of the tornadoes, 90% of the hurricanes, 99% of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100% of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia.

We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

Additionally, 38% of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62% believe life is sacred unless we’re discussing the war, the death penalty or gun laws, 44% say that evolution is only a theory, 53% that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61% of you crazy bastards believe you are people with higher morals then we lefties.

Finally, we’re taking the good pot, too. You can have that dirt weed they grow in Mexico

Peace out,
Blue States

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Boycotting the 2008 Summer Olympics


I won’t be watching anything to do with the Summer Olympics in China. I’ve even been turning off the news when they mention it the past few months. When I first heard it was going ot be a China, I couldn’t believe it; what idiot allowed that? China gets way too much special treatment and it must stop.

I’m starting here, with the Olympics.

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